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Dating 101: Relationship advice for Seniors

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Dating 101: Relationship advice for Seniors

Aging comes with many outcomes and experiences. It also comes with different needs. Needs that sometimes you may not be able to properly plan for. One of these needs is emotional.

The longing for “Love”. Individuals have different reasons why they might be single at a certain age, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Love is for both young and Old. Some may feel shy about expressing their emotional needs at a more mature age, but if it’s something that will genuinely make you happy, then why not?

I know what you’re thinking.
“It’s difficult when you’re a senior!”
Guess what? That’s the same thing so many other people like you are sacred of. All you need to do is meet these people and freely express yourself!

In today’s article, we’ll share some tips and tools to help you prepare and link up with the right partner as a Senior.

Know what you want: Before you start your journey, it’s important to look inward and understand what it is that you want from these interactions.

For example, are you looking to have another child? Are you looking to get married? Etc.

It’s important that you know exactly what it is that you want and communicate to the person you meet to be sure that they are also comfortable with it.


Positivity

Don’t go into the dating world with doubts and negativity. Don’t drown yourself in assumptions that are most likely not even true.

Have an open mind and walk into the dating world with a positive attitude. It’s understandable that it’s probably been a while since you’ve been in such a relationship, but you have to believe it’s possible.

This is also important because it will rub off on your potential partner and jeopardize any chances you have of having that relationship. So be open, be positive, and be free!

Self-confidence in dating: This one is absolutely key. Whoever it is you may be interested in, they may have the same fears as you.

Putting on a confident approach will let the person know you are in charge of your emotions and sure of what you’re doing. Having a high sense of value and self respect for yourself will also attract the right people to you and show your partner that you’re not desperate.


Overcoming dating fears

Like anything in Life, you will never be able to move forward if you don’t learn to let go of your past. As much as past experience can have a genuine and sometimes very painful effect on our personalities and opinions, we have to recognize that those experiences are in the past and do not define the rest of our lives.

By letting go of your fears and doubts, you open yourself to the possibility of an even better experience.
Having realistic expectations:

Try not to build too many castles in the sky as you meet people. The truth is that not all interactions will end in long term relationships, and the boundaries in those relationships might be different from when you were younger.

So in order not to put too much pressure on yourself or your partner, be as realistic as possible.


Setting Boundaries

The last thing you want at an older age is abuse or disrespect. It is imperative that you set the right boundaries and let the other partner know what is permissible or not. Setting the right boundaries from the get-go will help you ease a lot of stress going forward and help you meet the right person.


In the Senior dating world, finding a partner can be pretty tricky. Luckily, technology has come with tools that make this a bit easier. “Dating Apps”.


Now hold on for a second. Before you opt to use any platform or tool, you want to be sure it’s safe and legal.

You can never really tell who a person is completely, but you want to use a platform that only administers the right kind of people.

That way, your chances of finding a meaningful relationship increase. Here’s a ;list of some great platforms you can sign up for:


Eharmony

Eharmony tops the list as one of the most reliable dating apps currently. Having produced over 600,000 marriages, it’s a good place to look at.

It started as Christian app but went on to accept people from all walks of life. With a price of $45.90 per month for a 12-month membership, it’s one of the most expensive but does give the required outcome.


SilverSIngles

With an exclusive membership for just individuals over 50, Silver Singles is specifically for seniors. It comes with a science based personality test, set preferences for things like hobbies, interests, etc.

You also get the option of a $99 Professional profile writing service for individuals who have been out of dating for a while. They have a Free Plan that you can start with. Plans start with a 3 month subscription of $37.95.


Christian Cafe

This platform has over 2 million subscribers and a filter option to select even on the basis of church denomination. It comes with a 10 day Free Trial and starts at a monthly charge of $39.97.


Christian Mingle

It has over 15 million users, with more than half of that population above the age of 36. It offers ample features in its Free plan and offers a 6 month membership for $24.99.


Match.com

Boasting over 20 million members, Match.com is another great platform. With them, you get access to virtual and physical events.

You also get six months for free if, for some reason, you are unable to find a friend. Prices start at $24.99 per month for a 3 month membership.


In the end, make sure you enjoy yourself. Take a deep breath, relax, and start your search.

There really is no pressure. Love is not a crime, and you deserve another shot at it as well.

I hope this article was able to help you. I hope that you find exactly what you want as you get back into action.
Happy Dating!

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